glint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glint be shiny, as if wet "His eyes were glistening"
    • v glint throw a glance at; take a brief look at "She only glanced at the paper","I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
    • n glint a spatially localized brightness
    • n glint a momentary flash of light
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glint glĭnt A glimpse, glance, or gleam. "He saw a glint of light."
    • v. t Glint To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.
    • v. t Glint To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glint To shine; gleam; glance; show suddenly, as a gleam of light or a flash of lightning, or an objeet appearing and disappearing.
    • glint To glance; turn the eyes.
    • glint To glance aside; pass by.
    • glint To pass quickly or suddenly, like a gleam of light.
    • glint To reflect in glints or flashes.
    • glint To cast; throw; put aside.
    • n glint A gleam; a shimmer of light, as through a chink; a flash, as of lightning.
    • n glint A glimpse; a momentary view.
    • glint Slippery.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Glint glint to shine, gleam:
    • v.t Glint to reflect
    • n Glint a gleam
    • v.i Glint glint (Burns) to move quickly
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glenten,. Cf. Glance (v. i.) Glitter (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Scand.; Old Dan. glinte, to shine.

Usage

In literature:

Shann caught the glint of eyes in a furred mask; it was either Taggi or his mate.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
I could see it by the glint in his eyes, and hear it in his voice.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
They gie ye a glint o' their een, an' syne whaur are ye?
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
There was a hard glint in his eyes.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
They had a yellow glint and narrowed in the light.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
His eyes glinted sparks of fire.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The knitter's needles glinted in the sunshine.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Before he was halfway down the stump he had caught the glint of twenty pairs of eyes.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Head and front of them all was Hito, fat and shining, with glinting pig's eyes.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The trip across the Soruna Kran was uneventful, and Musa finally saw the glint of the Eastern Sea.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
***

In poetry:

Saft her smile raise like Mary morning,
Glinting owre Demait's brow:
Sweet! wi' opening charms adorning
Strevlin's lovely plain below!
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Then I got a glint o' ane o' his horns
Ow'r my shuider at the richt;
But I steekit my een, an' I hung my heid,
To keep awa' that sicht.
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
An' the glint o' a smile wud quaver athort
The sleepin cheek sae broun,
An' a tear atween the ee-lids wud stert,
An' whiles rin fairly doun.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
Sweet is the glint alang the West
When o'er braid Corsencon's steep heicht
The simmer sun sinks into rest,
An' Nith lies glowin' in his licht.
"The Muirlan' Lassie" by Alexander Anderson
But ne'er did glancin' sunbeams glint,
An' owre thy dancin' waters play
Mair bricht, than whan to "Bothwell Brig"
We teuk the road ae Sabbath day.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
Then, blushing to a fairer tint
Than waves might ever hope to catch,
"I see," she cried, "a lovely print;
But surely I can never match
This lily glint!
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

From where he lay in the drifting, battered lifeboat, Julian Bravo could see the fat American tourists leaning over the ship's railings eleven decks up, the lenses of their cameras and camcorders glinting in the Bahamian morning sun.
INTERVIEWS The xx Go Underwater in Gray, Glinting ' Chained ' Video.
A word drops into the mist like a child's ball into high grass where it remains intermittently visible, seductively flashing and glinting until the gold bursts are revealed to be simply field buttercups.
Comedian Joan Rivers took the stage of Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center on Tuesday night wearing a silver-sequined wrap that glinted in the spotlights like a Cuisinart blade.
SIX WRITHING LEGS GLINT LIKE copper in the strong New Mexico sun.
The prose of David Foster Wallace -- transcendent, hyper, glinting, overstuffed -- made me fantasize about the universe spotting me 40 extra IQ points.
NASA reports that a curious glint in the Red Planet's soil has briefly halted Mars rover scooping operations for a close-up investigation.
Mars rover spots bright glint .
INTERVIEWS The xx Go Underwater in Gray, Glinting 'Chained' Video.
Sometimes you catch an odd glint of light, see a colorful rainbow or spot a hazy mirage in the distance.
There is a glint of John Brown in the eyes of the Rev.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – With a glint of laughter in his voice, Dave Cade of Howard Lake is a businessman who gives off an air of approachability, despite his impressive 6-foot-6.5-inch stance.
Gold grills glint on his teeth.
A stomp, a roar, a glint of blade-like teeth, and a tidy resolution: what more could dinosaur lovers ask for.
The Federal Reserve's latest " beige book," a summary of economic indicators from around the country, shows "a few more glints of hope" that the economy is stabilizing, reports The New York Times.
***

In science:

The 52 candidates identified with these three criteria were visually inspected using separate images and photometry available for each of the four SDWFS epochs, and 20 were classified as artifacts due to glints, cosmic rays, diffraction spikes, or muxbleed trails from bright stars.
Ultracool Field Brown Dwarf Candidates Selected at 4.5 microns
Optical transients, dearest to our heart but rather discouraging: Shamir and Nemiroff (2006, one satellite glint); Kulkarni and Rau (2006), a “dense foreground fog” of active M dwarfs54 .
Astrophysics in 2006
The sea-surface glint is the bright (white) patch to the lower-left of center of the Earth.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Instead, we propose to exploit the linear polarization generated by Rayleigh scattering in the planet’s atmosphere and specular reflection (glint) from its ocean to study Earth-like extrasolar planets.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Williams & Gaidos (2004) and Gaidos et al. (2006) examined the unpolarized variability of the sea-surface glint from an Earth-like extrasolar planet.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
***